Bethel University (219718)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,222
27.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,858
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.8%
2,489 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,686
54.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.7%
98 Graduates

About

Bethel University (219718) is a higher education institution located in Carroll County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bethel University (219718) were Organizational Leadership (144 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (103 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees).

In 2022, 688 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University (219718). 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (415 degrees), 2.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (195 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $16,222, which is $−7,774 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $16,222, which is $−7,774 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,858.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Bethel University (219718) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$16,222
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bethel University (219718) was $16,222. The cost of tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $−7,774 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,858
2022 Value
14.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bethel University (219718) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,858. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bethel University (219718) grew by 14.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,368
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University (219718) was of $9,368 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Bethel University (219718) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.6% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.51%
2019 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bethel University (219718) was 3.51%, which represents 72 out of the 2050 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bethel University (219718) received 2,489 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,489 applicants, 2,210 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,686 students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) in 2022. 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethel University (219718) has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,210
Accepted Out of 2,489

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University (219718) was 88.8% (2,210 admissions from 2,489 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 50%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.9%, while admissions grew by 106%..

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
8
Scores Submitted (2022)

2% of enrolled first-time students at Bethel University (219718) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethel University (219718) had a total enrollment of 4,686 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (219718) is 2,551 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,135. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (219718), both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.7% White, 29.5% Black or African American, 4.65% Hispanic or Latino, 4.46% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.171% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.7%), followed by White Female (24.3%) and Black or African American Male (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (29%) and Asian Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University (219718) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (219718) is 2,551 and the part-time enrollment is 2,135. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bethel University (219718) was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Bethel University (219718) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,517 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,382 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    218 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (219718) is 53.7% White, 29.5% Black or African American, 4.65% Hispanic or Latino, 4.46% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.384% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.171% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 157 students (3.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 68 more women than men received degrees from Bethel University (219718). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethel University (219718) is white (415 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (195 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University (219718) is Organizational Leadership (144 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (103 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethel University (219718), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (168 degrees awarded), Business (320 degrees), and Communication Technologies (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Accountants & auditors (1,028,389 people), Other managers (731,168 people), Financial managers (492,149 people), Chief executives & legislators (377,722 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (270,979 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) in 2022 are Protective Services (168 degrees awarded), Business (320 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (168 degrees awarded), Business (320 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Elementary & secondary schools (595,557 people), Computer Systems Design (524,721 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (488,549 people), Banking & related activities (486,752 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (414,355 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (168 degrees awarded), Business (320 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bethel University (219718).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 144 degrees awarded
  2. 103 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University (219718) was Organizational Leadership with 144 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

310
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
378
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 310 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (219718), which is 0.82 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (378).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (219718) in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.71 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (219718) in Organizational Leadership, which is 1.62 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Bethel University (219718) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bethel University (219718) is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.1% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    415 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    195 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University (219718) is white (415 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (195 degrees).

1.31% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    208 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    207 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethel University (219718) is white female (208 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (207 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel University (219718) has an endowment valued at nearly $11.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.04%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Bethel University (219718) had a total salary expenditure of 39M. Bethel University (219718) employs 53 Lecturers, 30 Associate professors and 27 Professors. Most academics at Bethel University (219718) are Male Lecturer (34), Female Lecturer (19), and Male Professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Endowment

$11.9M
2022 Endowment
7.69%
decline from 2021

Bethel University (219718) has an endowment valued at about $11.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University (219718) declined 7.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.1M
2022 Salaries
2.14%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Bethel University (219718) paid a median of $18.1M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($39M) and a 2.14% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.59M
Instructional Salaries
136
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bethel University (219718) paid a total of $5.59M to 136 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) were Lecturer with 53 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) was Male Lecturer with 34 employees, Female Lecturer with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 18 employees.

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